Latest John Howard Stories

2005-12-13 23:15:31

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Southeast Asian leaders have quizzed Australian Prime Minister John Howard at a regional summit about the racial violence that has gripped Sydney's beachside suburbs.

2005-12-12 00:29:10

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard called for ethnic and religious tolerance on Monday after racial violence, spurred on police say by white supremacists, erupted in parts of Sydney.

2005-12-08 20:26:06

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian troops guarding Japanese engineers in Iraq are likely to remain beyond their May deadline, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday after Japan extended the mandate for its non-combat troops for up to a year.

2005-12-06 00:53:48

By James Grubel CANBERRA (Reuters) - A row over an appointment to Australia's central bank has reopened divisions at the top of the government, and analysts said on Tuesday the controversy has hurt Treasurer Peter Costello's leadership ambitions.

2005-12-05 00:34:29

By Michael Perry SYDNEY (Reuters) - One of Saddam Hussein's former bodyguards is living in Australia after initially being refused a visa due to concerns he may have been involved in crimes against humanity, prompting criticism of the nation's immigration system.

2005-12-03 21:07:52

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard backed away from initiating a campaign to try to end the death penalty in Asia, as the family and lawyers of an Australian drug trafficker executed in Singapore arrived home with his body.

2005-12-01 21:16:56

CANBERRA (Reuters) - The execution of an Australian drug smuggler in Singapore should serve as a warning to other young Australians, Prime Minister John Howard said on Friday as church bells tolled and tears were shed for Tuong Van Nguyen.

2005-11-25 01:45:06

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australian Prime Minister John Howard faces opposition from all sides but is still expected to succeed in pushing through contentious workplace reforms and tough anti-terror laws starting next week.

2005-11-24 03:43:46

By Michelle Nichols and Jan Dahinten CANBERRA/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Australia will not punish Singapore over the planned execution of an Australian drug smuggler, Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday ahead of protests around the country to oppose the December 2 hanging.

2005-11-09 22:31:50

By Michelle Nichols CANBERRA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian militant network Jemaah Islamiah will not be crippled by the death of one of its most wanted members, but it will be a huge advance in the war on terrorism, Australian Prime Minister John Howard said on Thursday.

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